Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chickenheadmate, Oct 17, 2018.
Does anyone have a picture of this cross?
CX typically don't live long enough to breed, unfortunately. Cornish perhaps...
This might come in handy.
I put a blue Orpington rooster over a cornishX hen and got this blue barred cockerel. You might get something like him. But I believe my cornishX was recessive white, as I got all colored chicks out of that mix. Others who have crossed cornishXs seem to get mostly white chicks.
Where did you get your Cx from?
I want to breed a BR roo over a cx or cornish hen. After that, I'd like to mate the same roo to his daughters. Hopefully they would look a lot like Barred Rocks.
That's a really good looking boy there!You plan on breeding to his sisters that look like him?
I know someone many years ago used some of the Ross 500 blood in his standard Barred Rocks, to get the size up. I think you'll get a mix of barred and white and maybe other colors if the hen was recessive, and within a few generations should be back to all barred again, if done well.
Would you suggest starting with a BR roo from a breeder? Or does it not matter since I'll be crossing it anyway?
I really dunno, depends on what you want to do.
Dual purpose breed with some help as far as weight goes
If you're gonna use a Cornish X, just get a big hatchery cock. They mature faster.